Press release April 2012 April 10th 2012
New Comics Talent Competition Reaches Final Pair – Make Your Vote Count!
UPDATED 23 April 2012
It’s time to make your voice heard as the two finalists of the Huntsman’s Challenge new comics talent competition go head-to-head to win a prestigious Eagle Award.
Inspired by upcoming Universal Pictures movie Snow White And The Huntsman, the competition challenged comic creators to come up with a fully finished, coloured and lettered five page story with a plot relevant to the film’s dark fantasy setting.
The panel of judges – Titan Publishing senior editor Steve White, bestselling writer Tony Lee and Eisner-winning artist Mark Buckingham – have selected ‘Land of All Sorts’ in the Best Story category and ‘The Time of Reflection’ for Best Art and Design.
Now you can read both comics on www.eagleawards.co.uk and let us know whether ‘The Time of Reflection’ or ‘Land of All Sorts’ should win the MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries at next month’s Eagle Awards ceremony at MCM London Comic Con.
“It’s wonderful to see so many talented comic creators taking up the Huntsman’s Challenge,” commented MCM co-organiser Paul Miley. “The artwork and writing of the entries has been of an amazingly high standard, so it’s a great achievement for Land of All Sorts and The Time of Reflection to make the final pair.”
“I’m thrilled by the enthusiasm the participants have shown and the quality of the work submitted,” added Eagle Awards chair Cassandra Conroy.
Both stories will also be printed in the MCM Expo London Comic Con show programme, be invited to the ceremony and after-party on the Friday of the event and receive industry passes and signing slots for the full London Comic Con weekend.
‘HUNTSMAN’S CHALLENGE’ COMPETITION JUDGES’ SHORTLIST
1. Land of All Sorts
2. Sleeping King
3. The Edge Of The Village
=4. A Life of Death
=4. Time of Reflection
1. Time of Reflection
2. Land of All Sorts
3. Long Live The Emperor
4. Flint Tinder
Press Release Jan 2012 January 28th 2012
MCM & Eagle Awards Debut New Comics Talent Competition
For almost a decade the MCM London Comic Con has been a haven for comics, movies, games and anime – and now, together with the Eagle Awards and upcoming Universal Pictures blockbuster Snow White And The Huntsman, they’re looking to the next decade with a prestigious competition for new comic artists and writers.
Judged by Titan Publishing senior editor Steve White, bestselling writer Tony Lee and Eisner-winning artist Mark Buckingham, the ‘Huntsman’s Challenge’ competition calls on comic creators to come up with a fully finished, coloured and lettered five page story with a plot relevant to a dark fantasy setting.
“In just a few years we’ve seen our small Artists Alley turn into a full scale Comic Village, with hundreds of comic creators now attending and exhibiting,” said MCM marketing director Bryan Cooney. “Many of today’s best UK creators started with a table at our shows, growing as we have. We’d like to give that opportunity to the next generation of creative teams.”
Submissions will be accepted from 1-29th February 2012 and our judges will select two winners: one for best design and art, the other for best writing quality. Both creative teams will be nominated for a new Eagle Award, the MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries and have their story included in May’s MCM London Comic Con show programme, printed in conjunction with Snow White And The Huntsman from Universal Pictures, who will also provide a selection of prizes.
Both winners will also receive invites to the 2012 Eagle Awards ceremony and after-party on the Friday of the MCM London Comic Con, along with industry passes to the full London Comic Con weekend and signing slots in the show’s Comic Village.
“Winning an Eagle on your first time out is a story worth telling in its own right,” Cooney commented. “Having tens of thousands of people read your story and having it in print alongside a movie like Snow White And The Huntsman is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
All accepted entries will receive audience invitations to the May 2012 Eagle Awards.
Competition Rules and How to Enter
Entries for the ‘Huntsman’s Challenge’ will be accepted 1-29th February 2012. Entrants must submit a fully finished, coloured and lettered five page story as a 300 dpi jpg or pdf with a page dimension of 170mm (w) x 230mm (h). These entries must have a beginning, middle and end within these pages, with a story relevant to a dark fantasy setting.
Individuals or a team may enter, colourist, artist, writer, creator. however if a member of your team is an established professional it may limit your option for which category you may be eligible for, e.g. if they are an artist you would be restricted to the writers nomination or vice versa.
Content (violence, gore) should be aimed at a max 15 rating.
Entries can be excepted from ANY country, please note invitations for nominees to the awards does not include travel, hotel etc.
Files can be uploaded via our gateway
For guidance email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panel of Industry Judges
STEVE WHITE: Senior Editor, Titan Publishing: An editor of many of Titan’s top comics and graphic novels including the UK Transformers comic, Steve is also an artist, writer and colourist of over 20 years’ experience.
MARK BUCKINGHAM: Artist: A multiple Eisner winning artist of over twenty five years standing, Mark is best known for his work on Hellblazer, Miracleman, Doctor Who and his award winning run as the primary artist on Fables for DC/Vertigo.
TONY LEE: Writer: A #1 New York Times Best-selling Author, Tony has been a freelance writer for 25 years, and a comic writer for nine of those. Best known as author and ‘showrunner’ of the Doctor Who comic for IDW, Tony’s creator-owned comic Hope Falls is currently being adapted into a movie by Future Films.
MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries Voting
When the two stories shortlisted for the MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries have been selected, members of the public will be able to read both and vote for their favourite by visiting either www.londoncomiccon.net or www.eagleawards.co.uk
Press Release Feb 2011 February 1st 2011
27-29 MAY – EXCEL LONDON – ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
Nominations Open for Eagle Awards 2011 & Joint Ownership Announcement
What was your favourite comic of 2010? Which artists and writers really grabbed your attention? Nominations open on Friday 4 February and run until 7 March for the world-famous Eagle Awards, so head on over to www.eagleawards.co.uk to make your voice heard!
The top five nominations in each section will then be verified and voting gets underway on 14 March – let us know who you want to see honoured on the big night of 27 May at the London MCM Expo by picking your favourites of 2010.
Once again the awards ceremony will be streamed LIVE to the world over the internet via www.mcmbuzz.com which proved extremely popular in 2010.
Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s most prestigious fan-selected awards, giving the entire comics community the opportunity to vote for the finest publications and brightest talent of the past year, with categories covering the whole world of comics, including manga, movies and webcomics.
MCM Expo Group managing director Paul Miley and the Eagle Awards’ Cassandra Conroy are delighted to announce that going forward the Eagle Awards will be co-owned and organised equally by both parties.
Last October the Eagles moved to their new home at London MCM Expo, London’s Comic Con – www.londonexpo.com – and 2011 sees the awards return to Excel once again – this time back in their traditional May slot.
“All nominees will be invited to the Awards Ceremony at May’s London MCM Expo and the winners will be offered the opportunity to give an acceptance speech,” said Cassandra Conroy. “The full list of Award Winners will be released to the world 27 May.”
To buy tickets to the London MCM Expo at Excel London on 27-29 May, please visit: www.mcmexpogroup.com/store
ABOUT THE EAGLE AWARDS:
Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 28 years ranging from Uncanny X-Men and Swamp Thing to MAD and 2000 AD.
Unique in the comics industry in that they reflect both the professional and the reader’s choice, the Eagle Awards comprise of two distinct stages:
(i) A Nominations Form allows the entire comics community to choose their favourites.
(ii) The top five nominations then appear on the voting form for the readers and fans to choose from, thus focusing the fans with no wasted votes.
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ABOUT THE MCM EXPO GROUP:
London MCM Expo is organized by the MCM Expo Group as one of a number of pop culture events in their portfolio. London’s Comic Con, it is supported by major media companies such as Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Wizards of the Coast, Manga Entertainment, SFX and NEO to name but a few.
Taking place each May and October at London’s massive Excel exhibition centre, the London MCM Expo is now the main focus and must-be event for UK fans and industry to attend to promote new releases and forthcoming productions whether comics, movies, videogames, DVDs or books.
Over the last decade, the London MCM Expo has grown into the one UK show that is not to be missed. To find out more, visit: www.londonexpo.com
Winners for 2010 Eagle Awards February 1st 2011
This year was a banner one for the Eagle Awards as London’s MCM Expo took on responsibility for hosting the awards on a permanent basis.
It was also another record-breaking year for the awards with a continued growth in the number of participating voters. Continuing to expand their worldwide penetration, Yet again, the awards took on more of an international flavour. Apart from Britain, the USA and Canada, the thousands of ballots that flooded in came from more than 100 countries. Among them were several in Europe as well as Afghanistan, Botswana, Egypt, India, North Korea, Russia, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zimbabwe to name but a few.
A highlight of the MCM Expo, the Eagle Awards results for 2009 were announced at a gala presentation held at London’s ExCeL on Friday, October 29 2010.
A complete list of winners follows:
Roll of Honour – Brian Bolland
Favourite Newcomer Writer – Jonathan Hickman
Favourite Newcomer Artist – Jamie McKelvie
Favourite Writer – Warren Ellis
Favourite Writer/Artist – Darwyn Cooke
Favourite Artist: Pencils – Frank Quietly
Favourite Artist: Inks – Kevin O’Neill
Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork – J.H. Williams III
Favourite Colourist – Ben Templesmith
Favourite Letterer – Todd Klein
Favourite Editor – Axel Alonso
Favourite Publisher – DC/Vertigo
Favourite American Comicbook: Colour – Batman & Robin
Favourite British Comicbook: Colour – 2000 AD
Favourite American Comicbook: Black and White – Walking Dead
Favourite British Comic (Black and White): Whatever Happened To The World’s Fastest Man?
Favourite New Comicbook – Batman & Robin
Favourite Manga – Fullmetal Alchemist
Favourite European Comicbook – Requiem Chevalier Vampire
Favourite 2009 Single Story – Phonogram – The Singles Club 4: Konichiwa Bitches
Favourite 2009 Continued Story – Walking Dead #61-65: Fear The Hunters
Favourite 2009 Cover – Batman & Robin #4
Favourite 2009 Original Graphic Novel – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century
Favourite 2009 Reprint Compilation – Captain Britain Omnibus by Alan Moore & Alan Davis
Favourite Magazine about Comics – Wizard
Favourite Comics-Related Book – The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels (Andy Schmidt)
Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show – Watchmen
Favourite Comics-Related Website – comicbookresources.com
Favourite Web-Based Comic – Freak Angels
Who got your vote? September 19th 2010
You are going to have to wait until Friday, October 29 to learn if your favourites are 2010 winners but – in the meantime – here’s a handy guide to the nominees in each category.
Favourite Newcomer Writer
Favourite Newcomer Artist
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Favourite Artist: Pencils
J.H. Williams III
Favourite Artist: Inks
Favourite Artist: Fully-Painted Artwork
J.H. Williams III
Nate Piekos (Blambot)
Richard Starkings (Comiccraft)
Favourite Colour Comicbook – American
Batman & Robin
Captain Britain and MI13
Phonogram – The Singles Club
Favourite Colour Comicbook – British
The Dead: Kingdom Of Flies
Favourite Black and White Comicbook – American
I Kill Giants
The Venger: Dead Man Rising
Favourite Black and White Comicbook – British
Space Babe 113
Whatever Happened to the World’s Fastest Man?
Favourite New Comicbook
Batman and Robin
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Requiem Chevalier Vampire
Favourite Single Issue Story Published During 2009
Doctor Who : The Time Machination
Doctor Who: Black Death White Life
From the Pages of Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Harker
Phonogram The Singles Club 4 : Konichiwa Bitches
R.E.B.E.L.S. Annual #1: Starro the Conqueror
Favourite Continued Story Published During 2009
Doctor Who: The Forgotten
Judge Dredd: Tour of Duty
Phonogram: The Singles Club
Scalped #19-24: The Gravel in your Gut
Walking Dead #61 – 65: Fear The Hunters
Favourite Cover Published During 2009
2000 AD #1631 (D’Israeli/Dirty Frank)
Batman & Robin #4 (Frank Quitely)
Batman and Robin #3
Doctor Who: The Forgotten #6
Favourite Original Graphic Novel Published During 2009
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century
Favourite Reprint Compilation
Captain Britain by Alan Moore & Alan Davis Omnibus
Charley’s War: Underground and Over The Top
Doctor Who: The Forgotten
Saga of the Swamp Thing
The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures
Favourite Magazine about Comics
Favourite Comics-Related Book
Comic Book Design (Gary Millidge)
Peter and Max
The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels (Andy Schmidt)
The Marvel Art of Marko Djurdjevic
War Stories (Mike Conroy)
Favourite Comics-Related Movie or TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Comics-Related Website
2000 AD online
Forbidden Planet Blog
Favourite Web-Based Comic
Order of the Stick
Roll of Honour
EAGLES LAND IN NEW EYRIE September 9th 2010
AFTER two years of nomadic existence, the world’s most popular comicbook fan awards have found a new home.
This October the Eagle Awards will take up residency at London’s hugely popular MCM Expo at Excel, where the 2010 awards will be announced.
As of 2011 and going forward, the awards will become part of London MCM Expo’s May event.
While details are still to be finalised Eagles administrator Cassandra Conroy announced, “I’m really pleased to have inked the deal with MCM’s Paul Miley and Brian Cooney, considering that the London MCM Expo is viewed by fans and industry alike as London’s Comic Con the nearest that the UK has to San Diego!”
”It’s been frustrating to have been homeless for the past couple of years and this new arrangement provides the Eagles with long-term stability. It also links us into a partnership with people who are as enthusiastic as I am to make them the industry’s premiere awards,” she added.
For his part, MCM Expo’s Paul Miley said, “We are very happy to now be the new home to the Eagle Awards which we consider to be a great British institution and an important part of comic fandom recognised the world over. I am looking forward to working with Cassandra and the Eagle’s to help take the awards to another level.
”London MCM Expo has a tremendous following from both comic fans and the public as a whole and is supported by many artists and writers which has helped the Comic Village section of the show to grow show on show,” added Miley. “We are likened to San Diego Comic Con in the US all the time by fans and industry pundits which we admit is a great accolade, may be not yet in size but most definitely in stature so bringing the Eagles to Expo helps to cement our position as London’s Comic Con the Eagles are our Eisners.”
For further information/interviews regarding the Eagle Awards, please contact Cassandra Conroy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information/interviews regarding the London MCM Expo – London’s Comic Con please contact Paul Miley at: email@example.com
Eagle Awards Voting is Now Open May 23rd 2010
As promised in the Eagles panel held today, the voting form is now open for voting. To reach it, click on Voting from our main menu or click here.
Nominations FAQ April 7th 2010
Please read this before emailing.
1. If my entry is in a drop down list does that mean I’m an Eagle Nominee?
No, it means someone has vote for you to be one. Only the 5 most popular will go through to the final vote.
2. Is this the final vote?
No, this is the nominations process. The final vote will begin in a month or so.
3. I voted half an hour ago and my nominations have not appeared in the lists? Why?
Each list item must be checked for profanity, advertising and so on… This process must be done manually and the nomination must each be checked before it is added. This takes time to do and we’ve had several hundred to go through.
4. It says my nomination is verified but they haven’t appeared in the list?
Each nomination is verified against an email address to prevent fraud, vote rigging and cheating. There is still a chance that a problematic entry could get through so each individual entry is checked before it is added to list.
5. Why isn’t [insert comic/creator/company/website here] in the lists?
Either no-one has put it forward for nomination, or we haven’t been able to check it yet.
Eagle Awards Nominations Process Has Begun April 6th 2010
The nominations stage of the Eagle Awards has begun. Go to our nominations page and nominate your favorites for awards.
The nominations process will take roughly a month and then there will be a vote on the 5 most popular nominees. Please note: This is not the final vote!
Please ensure you only nominate for comics published in 2009.
Eagle Awards Postponed For 2008/2009 September 17th 2009
The Eagle Awards have been cancelled for the 2008 vote (to be held in 2009). Failure to acquire a venue for the Eagles due to the scaling back of the Bristol Comics Expo coupled with a lack of nominations which made it difficult to provide fair choices for voting have led to the cancellation.
The Eagles will return in 2010 with a new round of nominations and a re-designed website.